Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the Optical Audio Port from the Sonos Playbase, which supplies the audio input to the Playbase.

    • Turn the Playbase upside down so that the "Sonos Playbase" imprint is face up.

    • Remove the bottom panel with an Opening Tool by inserting underneath and prying upwards.

    • Melt the adhesive with an iOpener for ease of opening

    • Use a Metal Spudger if the plastic spudgers do not work.

    • Take care to avoid damaging the plastic or the device if using a metal spudger.

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    • Remove the fourteen 11mm T-10 screws by turning counter-clockwise.

    • Remove the seven 44mm T-20 screws by turning counter-clockwise.

    • Remove the twenty-two 34mm T-20 screws by turning counter-clockwise.

    • Record where each screw belongs for easier reassembly.

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    • Remove the metal plate with a Opening Tool by inserting underneath and prying upwards.

    • Use a metal spudger if plastic openers do not work.

    • Take care to avoid damaging the plastic or the device if using a metal spudger.

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    • Unplug the optical audio port from the main circuit board by pinching the white clip and pulling upward.

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    • Remove the three 38mm T-55 screws preventing you from removing the Optical Audio Port screws by turning them counterclockwise.

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    • Remove the two 18mm T-10 screws holding the Ethernet Port in place by turning them counterclockwise.

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    • Remove the Optical Audio Port from the housing by pinching the sides and pulling outward.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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